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Species: Monomorium termitobium   Forel, 1892 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Monomorium termitobium Forel, 1892l PDF: 522 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. "Madagascar, (Amparafaravola?), Mangoroafa, coll. Sikora." Museum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland (MHNG). CASENT0010765. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Monomorium binatu, Monomorium exchao, Monomorium imerinense: Heterick, 2006 PDF: 140 (Lectotype designation).


Afrotropical Region: Africa, Botswana, Eastern Africa, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, South Africa, Southern Africa, Zimbabwe
Malagasy Region: Anjouan, Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Comoros, Fianarantsoa, Grande Comore, Madagascar, Mahajanga, Mayotte, Mohéli, Reunion, Seychelles, Toamasina, Toliara

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Monomorium termitobium n. sp.  Forel, A., 1892, Nouvelles espèces de formicides de Madagascar. (Récoltées par M. Sikora.), Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 36, pp. 516-535: 522-523, (download) 522-523 3940
Monomorium termitobium   Heterick, B. E., 2006, A revision of the Malagasy ants belonging to genus Monomorium Mayr, 1855 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 57, pp. 69-202: 140-148, (download) 140-148 21061

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 392 times found in rainforest, 330 times found in montane rainforest, 180 times found in tropical dry forest, 37 times found in tropical dry forest on Tsingy, 21 times found in montane forest, 32 times found in gallery forest, 24 times found in littoral rainforest, 28 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 9 times found in forest, 14 times found in savanna, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 193 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 278 times ex dead twig above ground, 185 times ex rotten log, 40 times twig nest, 22 times sifted litter, 23 times on low vegetation, 18 times ex dead branch above ground, 14 times under tree bark, live tree, 15 times ex rotten stick on ground, 12 times ex. dead twig, 12 times 35m high epiphytes in tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 78 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 30 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 17 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 50 times Malaise trap, 37 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 11 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 32 times winkler app., 2 times 7 MaxiWinks, 19 times MW 20 sample transect, 5m, 18 times pitfall trap, 13 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2685 meters, 682 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Monomorium exchao: casent0010882; Lectotype of Monomorium imerinense: casent0101741; Lectotype of Monomorium termitobium: casent0010765; paralectotype of Monomorium imerinense: casent0101646, casent0101885; paralectotype of Monomorium exchao: casent0010891; paratype of Monomorium binatu: casent0902236

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